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One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Experiences Dramatic Increase in Tech Creator Projects

One Spark Creative Projects

The One Spark crowdfunding festival has announced that 555 “official” projects have signed up to showcase their products and services during the annual festival that will take place in Jacksonville, Florida in April. According to the organizers the technology category saw the biggest increase going from 88 projects in 2014 to 127 tech projects this… Read More

3rd Annual Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference to Discuss “Rise of Alternative Finance”

Computer History Museum

The 3rd Annual Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference is scheduled to take place later this week in Mountain View, California. The inaugural event launched on the eve of the signing of the JOBS Act three years ago. The marquee gathering for CrowdfundBeat Media boasts several big names as presenters in the crowdfunding space for this years event…. Read More

Women Investing in Women Summit Kicks Off in Phoenix

Women investing in women sign

The 3rd Annual Women Investing in Women (WIIW) kicks off today with a focus on women and finance. The global movement led by founder Anu Bhardwaj, has organized a gathering with industry leaders from around the globe. The event will feature two big names in the crowdfunding space too. Doug Ellenoff, one of the chief… Read More

Canadian Crowdfunding Summit Shares Speaker Roster for Inaugural Event


The inaugural 2015 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit (#CCS2015) will take place on March 3rd at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada. Organized by the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada, the event boasts a solid list of speakers and participants for their first event.  A broad spectrum of Canadian and international leaders in the crowdfunding space have… Read More

Crowdfunding Asia – Bangkok: Keynote Speech (Video)

Dr. Vorapol Socatiyanurak Crowdfunding Asia

Many countries around the globe are pushing forward with investment crowdfunding  viewing the new form of finance as a powerful tool to boost economic growth by funding small companies. It is a new world order though with little precedent to guide.  The British have spearheaded the charge and so far, it appears, they have got… Read More

One Spark Corrals $3.5 Million for Crowdfunding Creators

3.5 million One Spark

One Spark, the fast growing crowdfunding festival that takes place in Jacksonville, Florida each spring, has captured $3.5 million in private investments for creators for 2015.  One Spark launched their event in 2013 with “just” $1 million in commitments.  This tops the year prior number of $3.25 million. Festival organizers announced that Arsenal Venture Partners, MountainStar… Read More

Leading Nordic Event Brings Crowd Revolution to Entrepreneurs

Crowd15 Speakers Denmark

Later this month Crowd15 will present the  Nordic Crowdsourcing & Crowdfunding Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Well known names in the crowdfunding industry are set to appear and share their opinion and perspective on the fast growing collaborative economy.  Speakers include; Lasse Mäkelä of Invesdor, Michael Eis of Boomerang.Dk,  Kevin Berg Grell – noted crowdfunding researcher… Read More

One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Announces Headlining Performers

Worlds Largest Crowdfunding Festival

One Spark, a crowdfunding festival that takes place in Jacksonville, Florida each year, has announced the headlining bands Ha Ha Tonka, SUNBEARS!, Somebody Else and the Kopecky Family Band for One Spark 2015 After Dark presented by Brumos Automotive, a returning sponsor.  DJ Lil’ Boy has also been named One Spark 2015’s official DJ. One Spark After… Read More

Crowdfunding Asia Prepares for Thailand Summit

Crowdfunding Asia Vorapol Socatiyanurak

Following a highly lauded crowdfunding event in Singapore in August of last year, Crowdfunding Asia is preparing for a summit in Thailand scheduled to take place on February 10th and 11th in the capital city of Bangkok. The theme of the conference is “The Ardent Alternative: Crowdfunding Democratizes Capital & Unearths Asian Potential”. The event has… Read More

Startup Rounds to Announce Winners on January 27th

Startup Rounds Leaders

Startup Rounds will be holding its “Final Showcase” on January 27th in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The event will hit the Microsoft NERD Center to compete for $30,000 in cash plus “over $100,000″ in resources. The event is described as a hybrid business model of crowdfunding and business incubation.  Startup Rounds is the creation of Dan Sandland who… Read More

Growth Capital Summit 2014 Highlights (Video)

Sam Guzik National Press Club B

GrowthCapitalist, part of the MarketNexus Media group, organized a small gathering just prior to the SEC Small Business Capital Formation event in Washington, D.C. last November.  The event was held at the National Press Club and several well known names from the investment crowdfunding world spoke at the event.  Two of Crowdfund Insider‘s Senior Contributors… Read More

NCFA Schedules Canadian Crowdfunding Summit

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The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA) is holding its first crowdfunding summit this coming March in Toronto. NCFA states that crowdfunding in Canada is poised for growth noting that six provinces proposed regulations that would allow companies to raise up to $1.5 million in capital online Organizers state; “With favourable regulations imminent in Canada and the… Read More

Brief: Small Business Administration Schedules Crowdfunding Primer Event

Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has scheduled a crowdfunding marketing basics event to be held in San Francisco in January.  The event is described as an educational effort for people looking to crowdfund their product or service.  The class is being taught by “volunteer presenter” Cheryl Downing.  Topics include basic marketing strategies such as video… Read More

OneSpark Crowdfunding Festival Receives Recognition as Top Festival

OneSpark Top 300 Festival

One Spark was named one of the top 300 festivals to attend in the world by Fest300 Magazine this month according to an announcement by event officials. Apparently Fest300 crowdsourced the final 30 festivals on their list, and, thanks to supporter’s votes, was voted 21 out of over 120 entries. “One Spark is honored to be among… Read More

OurCrowd Sees $4 Million Invested in 24 Hours at Global Investor Summit

Jon Medved

Global investment crowdfunding platform OurCrowd launched the first day of its Global Investor Summit with a bang generating $4 million invested in startups listed on the OurCrowd.  According to the company, approximately 1000 investors / participants from 27 different countries have descended upon Jerusalem to participate in this event targeting accredited investors.  OurCrowd states its… Read More

One Spark Announces Departure of Executive Director Joe Sampson

Joe Sampson

One Spark, the entity behind fast growing global crowdfunding festival, has announced the departure of key employee Joe Sampson.  In a brief note, One Spark representatives stated that Sampson will be departing to “pursue other opportunities”. “One Spark is a great organization that’s done incredible work in a very short period of time,” said Joe… Read More

ECN Crowdfunding Convention Opens Next Week in Paris

ECN Convention Speakers 2014

The European Crowdfunding Network will be holding its annual convention in Paris next week and they recently shared an updated agenda with their members.  ECN expects over 300 participants for this pan-European event with representatives from across Europe gathering to discuss the current crowdfunding environment and debate the best approach to propel the benefits of… Read More

OneSpark Crowdfunding Festival Now Accepting Creator Registration for 2015 Event

OneSpark Check 2014

The “worlds largest crowdfunding festival” states there will be bigger awards for creator projects, exhibit in more venues and accept rewards-based crowdfunding contributions from anywhere in the world”. One Spark will offer official creators 13 different $15,000 awards, over 80 venues to showcase their projects in and free entry into the One Spark Speaker Summit. Financial resources offered… Read More

ECN Publishes Program for Europe-Wide Crowdfunding Convention

ECN Speakers 2014 European Crowdfunding Network

The European Crowdfunding Network is ramping up for what strives to be the “reference event” for the fast growing crowdfunding industry across the EU.  Organizers have published a detailed program for the convention that will take place in Paris on December 11th and 12th.  Noted speakers include Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann, Candace Johnson President of… Read More

One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Announces Speaker Lineup for 2015

One Spark Speakers 2015

The “Worlds Largest Crowdfunding Festival” One Spark has shared the lineup for their 2015 Speaker Summit scheduled for April 7, 2015 at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville. Headliners for this year’s One Spark Speaker Summit presented by Community First Credit Union include; Jeff Hoffman, founder of Priceline Daymond John, founder and CEO, FUBU, star of… Read More